"I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more."

- Richard Lovelace, Off to War


Award-winning novel!

Noble Cause won the John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction.

Find out more about this Virginia writer on my Life in the Past Lane blog.





Friday, April 18, 2014

Patriots' Day is launch day!

Historical fiction author Jessica James releases revolutionary war novella
Revolutionary War novella
By Jessica James
I am pleased to announce that my latest book, Liberty and Destiny will be released on April 19, 2014 -- Patriots' Day!

Set during the American Revolution, the novella tells the tale of two Patriots who show their devotion to freedom as they struggle to survive in a war-torn country full of deceivers and spies.

Patriots' Day is still recognized as a holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, where they commemorate the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening salvos of the American Revolution.

I thought it would make a fitting release date, and hope you enjoy it! Please check out my Life in the Past Lane blog for more information.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

USA Best Book Awards Finalist!

Jessica James Civil War novel a finalist in USA BEST BOOK AWARDS
I'm pleased to announce that my new Civil War novel Above and Beyond was a Finalist in the 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS contest in the Fiction/Religious category!

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded more than 1,500 entries from mainstream and independent publishers.

Major publishing houses that participated include St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hay House, and Llewellyn Worldwide.

I'm really happy that this novel was recognized, especially with so much great competition from big publishers. Many thanks to all of my readers!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia

Jessica James new book Gray Ghost of Civil War Virginia
So excited to announce the release of a new e-book as a companion to Noble Cause (formerly Shades of Gray), that shares information about the life and exploits of Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the real-life Confederate soldier that my Civil War novel is based on.

You can read more about it on my blog Life in the Past Lane.

It's currently available on Amazon and Smashwords, but will be available at other Internet retailers in the near future.

"Noble Cause" Book Trailer